The 1995 and 1996 Las-Cases are both monumental wines and the former does not disappoint here. It has a spellbinding nose of blackberry, cassis, melted tar and sous-bois with so much vibrancy and vivacity. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, rounded tannins, enormous depth and power. The finish is beautifully poised and minerally, much more feminine than the ’96. This is a Las-Cases with guile and grace, but it deserves at least 2 hours decanting to open up. Tasted February 2011. 96 pts., Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl
£1,250 / Case£208.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur
Robert Parker 95
“The 1995 Léoville Las Cases is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Medium garnet colored with a touch of brick, it needs a fair bit of swirling to unlock the intense notes of baked plums, dried mulberries and boysenberry preserves with hints of black truffles, Chinese five spice, unsmoked cigars and dusty soil, plus wafts of beef drippings and cast-iron pan. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers good weight and generous fruit, supported by plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with loads of earth, sautéed herbs and mineral-inspired flavors.” [01/03/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2038
Area under vines: 97 hectares
Soils: Garonne gravel, sand, clay
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Planting density: 8800 vines/ha
Production: 180 000 to 200 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 60-100% new oak barrels for 16 to 20 months
- Cabernet Sauvignon 66%
- Merlot 24%
- Cabernet Franc 9%
- Petit verdot 1%
Other wine: Clos du Marquis
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
- Merlot 60%
- Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Second wine: Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases
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